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Review: could Boniva cause Heart palpitations?

We study 16,162 people who have side effects while taking Boniva from FDA and social media. Among them, 227 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations and more.

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Boniva (latest outcomes from 16,354 users) has active ingredients of ibandronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis.

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 315,771 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 16,159 people reported to have side effects when taking Boniva. Among them, 227 people (1.40%) have Heart Palpitations.

Trend of Heart palpitations in Boniva reports

Time on Boniva when people have Heart palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart palpitations17.61%11.32%5.66%24.53%35.22%5.66%0.00%

Age of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Boniva * :

Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.46%9.72%41.20%48.61%

Severity of Heart palpitations when taking Boniva ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart palpitations50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Heart palpitations ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (168 people, 74.01%)
  2. Osteopenia (92 people, 40.53%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (24 people, 10.57%)
  4. Hypertension (23 people, 10.13%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (17 people, 7.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fosamax (150 people, 66.08%)
  2. Synthroid (32 people, 14.10%)
  3. Alendronate sodium (22 people, 9.69%)
  4. Prevacid (20 people, 8.81%)
  5. Singulair (19 people, 8.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • Stroke is attributed to use of Boniva - also caused my blood pressure (which is normally 127/40 - I am petite and they have to us a pediatric cuff for my blood pressure measurement, with a height of 5' tall) to skyrocket to 178/60.
    They now have me on heparin for embolism prophylaxis, Lipitor 40 mg and Ecotrin 81 mg. Prior to the institution of Boniva I was only on Synthroid
    175 mcg daily and calcium with Vitamin D. I continue to have severe heart palpitations in which my heart feels as if it would leap out of my chest. I would experience the heart palpitations every day for the entire month that I was on the Boniva. I never had this prior to institution of Boniva. My doctor, in fact, told me they would go away, however, this never happened, and look what happened.

    To note, I was hospitalized for one week, ended up in ICU, and then was transferred to Cardiac ICU.


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